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Linda Merrick

New Year Honour for Prof Linda Merrick

December 31, 2022
The Principal of the RNCM in Manchester becomes a CBE in the New Year Honours List.


Clock

Countdown on 4BR Quiz....

December 31, 2022
Time is running out to get your entries in to have a chance of winning a Besson Prodige cornet plus goodies worth over £500


Eikanger

Eikanger to round off old year with new tradition

December 30, 2022
Eikanger Bjorsvik will be joined by special guests to help bring in the New Year with a musical toast.


Russell Gray

Gray honoured to round off 2022 with another conducting award

December 30, 2022
Russell Gray has just returned from Lithuania to round off a memorable 2022 by being named 4BR Conductor of the Year.


Tredegar

Double celebrations for Fountain and Tredegar

December 30, 2022
'Keep the Music Playing' and 'Vaughan Williams on Brass' claim a memorable double triumph with 4BR and BBW award accolades.


Dobcross

New horn boost for Dobcross Silver

December 30, 2022
Cassandra Bardsley boosts the ranks of the National Champion as they look ahead to life in the Third Section in 2023.


Enderby BAND

New Year's present for Enderby

December 30, 2022
The Enderby Band welcomes the signing of a new solo euphonium player in Ben Smith.


Tommy Wilson

Death of Tommy Wilson

December 28, 2022
The death has been announced of the outstanding Salvation Army and Scots Guards cornet player Tommy Wilson.


Newstead

Strictly Silent Night for Newstead Brass

December 28, 2022
Newstead Brass plays its part for its Strictly appearance.


Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand 25th December

December 28, 2022
More festive treats to enjoy over the festive period from Chris Helme.


Young star

Tradition continues to provide a bright banding future...

December 28, 2022
Ensembles continue to provide the music making around the banding world this Christmas.


Lydbrook Band

Lydbrook enjoys media profile boost thanks lottery ticket love story

December 27, 2022
The Lydbrook Band has enjoyed a great deal of media coverage over the festive period thanks to playing their part in the National Lottery love story.


Ulf Rosenberg

Building on success key to banding joy for EBBA

December 27, 2022
Ulf Rosenberg, President of the European Brass Band Association has thanked the banding community for its support in 2022 as his organisation looks forward to more joy in 2023 and beyond.


Carols

Keeping a brass band tradition going...

December 27, 2022
10 year old Daisy Griffiths played her part in a great family tradition this Boxing Day — to the delight of the audience at the local pub.


Speaial Award

2022 4BR Special Award

December 26, 2022
This year's 4BR Special Award goes to the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain — an organisation that in its 70th year has completely rejuvenated itself to prepare for future challenges and opportunities.


Band of the Year

2022 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2022
After a memorable 2022 in which they regained the British Open title after a 44 year wait, Brighouse & Rastrick is the 4BR Band of the Year...


Conductor

2022 4BR Conductor of the Year

December 25, 2022
The outstanding Russell Gray — the man who added a fourth National Championship as well as a first Brass in Concert title to his CV in 2022 is the 4BR Conductor of the Year.


pLAYER

2022 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2022
Richard Poole of Foden's rounds off a fantastic year of performance brilliance by becoming 4BR Player of the Year.


Test Piece

2022 4BR Test Piece of the Year

December 25, 2022
Edward Gregson's 'The World Rejoicing' continued to make its uplifting mark on the contesting world as once again it is the 4BR Test Piece of the Year.


Lowe Section

2022 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year

December 25, 2022
The remarkable commitment and musical excellence of Campbeltown Brass from the west of Scotland has seen them claim the 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year accolade.


contest

2022 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2022
Tredegar's stunning rendition of 'So Spoke Albion' by Gavin Higgins has been voted as the contest performance of the year.


Newcomer

2022 4BR Newcomer of the Year

December 25, 2022
The Norwegian composer Fredrick Schjelderup is the Newcomer who made the biggest impression on the banding world in 2022.


cd of the year

2022 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2022
The superb celebration of the brass music of Vaughan Williams by Tredegar Band conducted by Martyn Brabbins and Ian Porthouse is the CD of the Year.


Solo mCD of the Year

2022 4BR Solo CD of the Year

December 25, 2022
James Fountain's 'Keep the Music Playing' claims the 4BR 'Solo CD of the Year' accolade.


Hepworth

Hepworth emerge from lockdown to stage successful project

December 24, 2022
The Hepworth Band has just completed a hugely ambitious artistic project that has taken it from local lockdown to a worldwide stage.




NYBBGB

NYBBGB ready for double Concerto performance

April 12 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will head to Liverpool and London this weekend to perform Gavin Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' with their National Youth Orchestra counterparts.


kEVIN sTEES

Interview with Kevin Stees

April 12 • We talk to the MD of the newly crowned Champion Band of North America.


Smith and Grezzy

New podcast from Smith & Grezzy

April 12 • Sandy Smith and Simon Gresswell have got together to produce a new podcast — and are joined by Duncan Beckley for their first show.


sAVOYAT

Farewell brings success for Savoyat

April 11 • Composer Pierre-Antoine Savoyat has won the Angelo Inglese International Composer Competition with his work marking the centenary of the death of the great Giacomo Puccini.


Hathersage Band - Hathersage Village Spring Concert

Saturday 13 April • Hathersage Methodist Church, Main Road, Hathersage S32 1BB


Newstead Brass - Raising for the Roof

Saturday 13 April • Hill Methodist Church, The Hill, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 8JS


Harlow Brass Band - HARLOW BRASS BAND - SPRING CONCERT

Saturday 13 April • St Andrew's Methodist Church. The Stow. Harlow CM20 3AF


Dobcross Silver Band - Middleton Band

Sunday 14 April • Dobcross Band Club. Platt Lane. Dobcross OL3 5AD


The Hepworth Band - Brass & Cream Tea

Sunday 14 April • St David's Church Holmbridge. Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth HD9 2NQ


Mereside Brass

April 12 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET and a EUPHONIUM player. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!


Chelmsford Silver Band

April 12 • Bb Bass and solo horn players. We are a friendly, active and non-competition band established 75 years performing regularly in Chelmsford and Essex. Rehearsals averaging 28 players are on Wednesday evenings at The Broomfield Methodist Church Chelmsford.


Long Melford Silver Band

April 11 • Long Melford Silver Band currently has vacancies for Bb and Eb Basses. We are a friendly non-contesting band in south Suffolk under the baton of Musical Director Frankie Ayers.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator


               

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